Friday 29 November 2019

Christmas Shopping

Hello peeps, hope this week has been good to you and that you have something nice planned for the weekend. Special wishes to our friends over the pond who will be enjoying Thanksgiving weekend.

Yet another Christmas card to share today, this time my DT piece for

it is always Anything Goes as long as the image is hand coloured.

Here is what I did with our Sponsor's image, Christmas Shopping.

Coloured, as always, with Promarkers  matching the backing paper and satin mirror board.

I was so pleased with my effort that I had to share a close up too!!

Thank you for visiting me today. Hope you have a good weekend xx

Monday 25 November 2019

Show off your Christmas hats

I always think the big countdown starts today with just one whole month of preparation to go!! I am doing pretty well with gift buying, have made my Christmas cake and have been making Christmas cards all year so am doing pretty well on that front too. I intend to settle down and write my cards at the weekend so they can be posted during the first week of theory!!

Here is another to add to the pile, it is my DT inspiration for

where the fun challenge is Show off your Christmas hats.

I have used the lovely James from LOTV. Mine is rubber but the digi is still available here. He was coloured with Promarkers to match the lovely Nitwits papers. As it is a Christmas card the addition of Star Dust is mandatory!! For once the blue mirror board actually photographed well.

So, that is me for today. I hope you have a good week xx

Some Challenges

Cardz 4Galz #110 - Getting ready for Christmas
Crimbo Crackers #198 - Animals
Penny Black and More November - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #609 - Winter

Thursday 21 November 2019

How do you add snow?

It's snowing over at As You Like It Challenge today and we would love to know how you add snow to your handmade cards.

I use different methods depending on the style of card I am making and on this occasion used torn paper as I always think it gives a nice fluffy, snowy edge!! Otherwise it will be Star Dust Stickles or a Memory Box die set that I have.

You would not believe how long it took me to put this card together. I had the idea in my head that it would be a good design for batch making...not a chance...this one alone was enough!! The cute Santa suit is  Joy Crafts die set. I cannot tell you where the layered Christmas tree die came from though!!

I am looking forward to seeing your snowy designs xx

The holly and ivy Christmas challenge #60 - Anything Christmas goes
Dragonfly Dreams November Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Stockings or other winter clothing
Creative Fingers #175 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz #109 - Let it snow

Tuesday 12 November 2019

A bit of White on White

'Tis me again and unusually it isn't a DT card. I appear to have made lots and lots of cute Christmas cards and was lacking in those with a more traditional style. Spurred on by the latest Allsorts Challenge I made this...

...liked it so much I made two more!!

The white is Centura Pearl Snow White Silver card which was embossed with a snowy embossing folder. The die cut scene was adhered to a circle, finished off with a Sue Wilson sentiment. They were really quite quick to make, the longest time taken was poking out all the little bits from the scene...quite therapeutic actually!!

We are having a fun filled week so far!!
Yesterday the car had a service in the morning and my saddler visited in the afternoon to adjust Wills' saddle, he has been working hard and has become trimmer as a result. Shame it hasn't had the same affect on me...I am probably just more toned!!!! Today we refashioned his stable by moving the door which, at first, seemed like a relatively simple job...that took three and a half hours!! Amazingly there was no swearing involved and all measurements and subsequent cutting were accurate!! Yay!!

Tomorrow we are planning a trip to Dorchester, there is  a lovely market held on Wednesdays where we always buy our hanging baskets, they are beautiful and cost less than planting up our own. I am determined, where possible, to source and buy local for Christmas gifts this year so I hope to add some ticks to my list. 

If you have indulged me for this long...thank you!! See you later in the week.

Some challenges

Allsorts Challenge #545 - White on White
CAS Christmas Challenge - November
Christmas kickstart Challenge #23 - Snow

Monday 11 November 2019

Add an animal

Happy Monday everyone!! After the manic last few weeks I have had I am so glad that this one has arrived as I am on annual leave!! Chance to recharge the batteries hopefully and catch up with friends and family and perhaps some Christmas shopping!! 

I am sharing my Cutie Pie DT card today where the theme is ADD A CUTE ANIMAL. I am still in full on Christmas production so chose Highland Christmas from our Sponsor Di's Digis.

Oh bother...I have just noticed the camera mark on Christmas!! Never mind, it can be our secret!!

I wish you a good week whatever you are up to and I will see you on Thursday with another Christmas card. Until then take care xx

Thursday 7 November 2019

Cute or Traditional

We are in a Christmassy mood at As You Like It Challenge this fortnight and would love for you to show us your cards in either a cute or traditional style. 

My longstanding blog visitors will not be at all surprised to see that my card is

 CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! Why? Because I love them...that's all!!

I ended up using another LOTV digi and coloured it to match the very old LOTV papers. I found some lovely sand coloured stickles (another bottle that I had completely forgotten about!!) so used that to add some glittery dots. My trusty Whimsy "Happy Sayings" stamp and die sets came out again.

Well, that is almost another week over!! The tooth is feeling much better although extraction is likely in December. Work has been full on again this week and today will be the last Flu Clinic...hoorah!! It is quite the event...we hold it in the Village Hall and some local ladies provide tea, coffee and biscuits which is rather nice. Not quite sure why I felt the need to tell you that...but there you go!!

Anyway, I hope you will share your Christmas cards with us, cute or traditional they will be most welcome together with your reason. Look forward to seeing you there.

See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes +/- Stars
Passion for Promarkers #518 - Christmas is coming
The holly and ivy Christmas challenge  #59 - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog #16 - anything Goes

Friday 1 November 2019

Winter Wishes

Thank goodness it's Friday!! Another hectic week for me, Flu Clinic at work and the associated admin that goes with it, face ache from smiling at patients and a painful tooth as well!! Still we are planning a visit to West Bay tomorrow so that will blow the cobwebs away!!

Before that though I have yet another Christmas card to share in support of

you can share any kind of card at all, just as long as the image is hand coloured.

My card features a gorgeous digi stamp from our sponsor Polkadoodles

My lovely Paper Boutique Winter Wishes die set was used for the base and the sweet little image was coloured with Promarkers.

Thank you for your visit xx